The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its endorsement of the “Joint Declaration on Cooperation in the Fight against Doping in Sport” between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Associations (IFPMA). “This endorsement adds credence to the declaration between WADA and the IFPMA and is further evidence that the […]

Celebrating 30 years of Biotechnology Innovation: From Diamond v. Chakrabarty to Today Thursday June 30, 2011 9:00-11:00AM Walter E. Washington Convention Center Room 102AB This event co-sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office, The Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Biojudiciary Project  will  celebrate the 30th anniversary of the issuance of the patent from the […]

You can keep up with what’s happening at BIO 2011 on BIOTechNOW (@BIOTechNOW) plus all the BIO Official Bloggers hitting the floor at the convention. I’ll be in attendance as well as participating in the BIO Official Blogger network throughout the week.   If you’d like to meet up during the conference, drop me a […]

If you’re attending the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC on June 27-30th here are some of the sessions covering issues in biotech patenting and technology transfer: Drug Patent Linkage and Compulsory Licensing – Challenges of Working Patented Inventions in India for Pharma Sector Monday, June 27, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm.  The session deals […]

See how biotech innovations help heal, fuel, and feed the world. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention on June 27-30, 2011 in Washington, DC. Not a small, intimate affair, the BIO International Convention draws approximately 20,000 industry leaders from 60 countries. This year, the Convention program will feature […]

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day.  Apparently, businesses worldwide have been opening their workplaces to employees’ four-legged friends since 1999, according to Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog to Work Day website. It’s not just the small places like mom and pop stores or pet stores that are allowing this.  In fact, large companies such as Amazon […]

  There’s more reaction to the passage of The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, by the House of Representatives. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) came out in support of the bill.  President and CEO Jim Greenwood said: “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act will bring our patent system into the 21st century.  The improvements made […]

H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, passed the House today with bipartisan support. The Senate passed its version of the bill (S. 23) on March 8th by a vote of 95 to 5. Representative Mike Michaud (D-ME) voted in favor of the bill saying: “We need to make it easier for companies to innovate and […]